In recognition of Wheeler High School being named the #2 STEM school in the nation, The Cobb County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Pi Day, March 14, as Wheeler High School STEM Program Day in Cobb County.
The official Cobb County proclamation read:
“We, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, do hereby declare Pi Day, March 14, as Wheeler High School STEM Program Day in Cobb County.”
Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott welcomed the following for the recognition of Wheeler’s success: Dr. Peter Giles, Wheeler Principal; Dr. Kevin Daniel, Cobb County School District Chief of Staff; and Christian Cali, Cobb County School District Science Supervisor.
“This is an honor and recognition of our entire school that we should all celebrate! The success of Wheeler and the growth of our program would not be possible without a tremendous collaboration between our students, parents, staff, and our entire community,” said Dr. Giles. “This is a testament to us all living our Mission Statement of “A Collaborative Community for Student Success!”
Earlier this year, Wheeler High School earned the #2 spot on Study.com’s list of top 30 high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs in the United States.
The schools were ranked using a system that places different weights on important aspects like student/teacher ratios, AP test participation, scores in STEM subjects, and a special STEM innovation score. The innovation score evaluated the uniqueness, thoroughness, and cutting-edge nature of each school’s curricular and extra-curricular STEM offerings.
In addition to being ranked as the #2 STEM school in the country, Wheeler High School’s Season Stalcup is one of only 28 teachers nationwide to be selected for the NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador program.